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  1. From what I've seen on your portfolios, posts here and twitter I've seen that you're a big motorsport fan. What is your favourite F1 paint job for this coming season? ...and favourite current and all-time F1 drivers? Also, you have posted about your college education but prior to that what was it that gravitated you towards graphic design? Is there a particular moment or person you remember that inspired you to make this career choice? Has creating logos, uniforms, posters etc. been something you have always had an interest in from an early age?
  2. Just throwing these last four teams out before the real racing begins this weekend. No shocks anywhere here. ^ Awesome update in real life from Toro Rosso. No need to change anything in my eyes. ^ Haas with a decent update on a solid look which really grew on me during 2016. Again, very subtle changes if any. ^ Same again, unsurprisingly. Not a fan of the drivers race suits so I had the polo shirt styled like this and the idea was to go with black pants. ^ By no means perfect from Sauber but a nice look to commemorate 25 years in the sport. ^ Manor Racing has passed away. RIP u will live on forever. Cant believe it. I wanna run to u. Really cant believe this. @
  3. So they have ditched the above look and gone with a pink livery thanks to new sponsor BWT. I'm not a big fan to be honest but I will at least wait to see it out on track before I pass full judgement. In a similar fashion, the shark fins don't look too bad on the circuit but were a big shock when first seeing them in the HD release photos. Williams Not much see with Williams, just a return to what they have in real life and inclusion of a shark fin. The Martini livery is one of my favourite in motorsport. McLaren So for 2017 McLaren have finally returned to a classic orange look. This is no doubt a popular choice with F1 fans on the face of things as recent years have been pretty uninspiring. However, when the car was revealed a lot of people were comparing the look to that of several recent back markers. Manor/Marussia, Virgin and Spyker for example. For me, a big reason for this is the white lines between the orange and black. I decided to ditch these and also reduce the amount of black on the bodywork and move it to the front and rear wing end plates. The team apparel has also been altered to suit this. 4 more teams to go. No surprises coming up really, so these shouldn't be too far off. Bonus concepts will begin after that.
  4. I can't wait to see the "smart matte finish". The drivers helmets will be changed to feature pink too. Not sure to what extent but they have really embraced this new change at Force India that's for sure.
  5. Ferrari So, I was delighted to see the design Ferrari used on their shark fin. It was something I had put into my original concept harking back to this era. Again, I removed the large Scuderia Ferrari logo from the engine cover. I don't think it's a terrible logo itself, just don't like it when it's placed there. Force India So, I really don't like the direction Force India are going in. They had a chance to make orange and green their signature look. They started out that way but seem to move further away from it every season. Now, with McLaren returning to orange, I decided to create an Indian identity with a different approach. I took the shades of blue that the Indian cricket team use and went from there. I put the Indian flag design onto the shark fin, because why not, and altered the shape of it slightly. Overall, it kind of reminds me of Gulf Racing liveries which can't be a bad thing, right? Williams and McLaren up next... hoping to have them posted this week some time.
  6. Back with updates. Most of the grid is now finished so I will be posting a couple of concepts at a time. Then after that some bonus ones if any interest remains. I have included my original idea with the updated concept below. Mercedes So the updates to the 2017 car are pretty minor compared to the 2016 car but I do quite like the new design on the turquoise area of the car. The turquoise of Petronas and silver of Mercedes work well together so there wasn't really much need for change. A subtle update was the right decision, so I tried my best to recreate it. Again, removal of black from the engine cover and no shark fin or T wing. Red Bull So, another car where they have just moved their old livery onto the new 2017 design with some slight changes and that is satisfactory. Again, I have tried my best to just recreate it as I don't deem any changes necessary. A simple attempt at a shark fin here too.
  7. I think there's a difference between the two following examples. 1 can encourage discussion and 2 doesn't really contribute. The two should be treated differently. 1) I think Team X should do X, Y and Z to improve their look. Something like this is what I mean *image* 2) Oh look, discussion about Team X. Look at my concept for Team X. Shameless Pluggg!!!!1!
  8. The first post has been updated with a template featuring a rudimentary shark fin design. I have started updating teams based on what has been unveiled in real life, so some of these should be up soon hopefully. I agree! I got into F1 during the Damon Hill title winning 1996 season when I was 6 years old. For many years, all I had ever known was a fully red Ferrari. Then I started watching videos of classic F1 seasons and grew to like the late 70s designs. I know they used a lot of black in the late 80s and early 90s but I'm really not a fan of that look for them.
  9. FIFA (and by proxy, UEFA) is renowned for intervening when governments interfere with the running of Football Associations. It's a strict policy that they have. If any sort of travel ban was to prevent players competing then that could certainly fall under that policy. Also worth noting that FIFA (and again UEFA) try to separate nations with any kind of conflict so they don't face each other in competition. Examples have included Russia and Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan and also strangely Spain and Gibraltar. So, the UEFA president can try to take the moral high ground on this all he likes but the policies that they implement aren't always consistent or fair either.
  10. Haas probably has the shark fin with the nicest profile to it. Fairly large winglet below the US flag on each side too. I also agree that is a fantastic new livery for Toro Rosso.
  11. Yeah, Force India has the perfect opportunity to own the orange and green and it would make perfect sense. They move further and further away from it every year though. Two more unveils today. The new Ferrari SF70H. Note the shark fin and T-wing. Less black which is a good thing and the shark fin is reminiscent of lauda era designs which I like. Still not a fan of the big Scuderia Ferrari logo next to it though. The McLaren MCL32 and a completely new look which takes inspiration from the Bruce McLaren days. I'm not overly impressed personally.
  12. Car unveils are definitely more interesting when there has been a major rule change. It's interesting to see how different teams have interpreted the new rules. There are two things I like on the Mercedes car purely from an aerodynamic point and not necessarily for aesthetics. 1) It's hard to get a good picture but there are two significant winglets either side of the Petronas logo on the nose. This is only possible with the new rules. 2) It will also be fun to see whether this T-wing just in front of the rear wing gets outlawed or not. It is probably doing the same job that the shark fin on other cars is doing.
  13. What's in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet
  14. So it would be OK for his Grandpa to sing a song about it but not him? (Just playing devil's advocate here for the sake of a little fun. I have no horse in the race but find it all quite funny)
  15. I know this isn't meant to 100% be a "this is what Nike should/will do in real life" but you would need more than one sock choice if it were. Good concept otherwise though combining the rumoured shield on the shirt with the throwback look which actually reminds me of a retro spurs shirt I own - so great execution there. Nice presentation also.
  16. I am a concept creating robot sent from the year 2 and I have failed in my duties. I think for the number 8 I found a picture from Grosjean's twitter page and used the trace tool in inkscape - it was a long time ago that I did it. It looks OK on here but zoomed in even a little bit it's really not that good quality. The bold part I have quoted about the customink I don't fully understand. Is that a custom t-shirt making company or something? If it is that then that's not something I have considered. It would be cool though, sure. Yeah, I agree about Manor. The smaller teams can play an important role in F1 as not only do many drivers but also many engineers and mechanics start their career at the "back" of the grid and work their way up. The new ownership has addressed the current financial issues so hopefully we will see some change with that. McLaren for sure will be interesting. As well as the massive hint they dropped on twitter, there have been a few significant personnel changes so a 'rebranding' kind of makes sense. I'm hoping for a few more surprises on the grid too. We'll soon find out.
  17. Neglected this... I will post what I did before the actual cars start to be presented next week. These were my original ideas. I did most of these in December/January so I am doing it to see how much my opinions change once we know what the real cars will look like. A few teams like McLaren have posted hints at some changes and we've even lost Manor from the grid after financial collapse. Most of what I have done is only subtle changes at most, so it's a bit of a waiting game before the livery releases start happening and I can come up with some updates. Also, like previous years I will do some bonus fantasy concepts once it's all done.
  18. A nice concept and very well presented. I always like seeing stadium concepts here and this hasn't disappointed. I like how it is a generic modern stadium, so will be good for holding in atmosphere/noise created by the crowd, but the 'incomplete' end adds some character and a unique feel. I also like stadiums where the field is below street level which this seems to be. Is this on the site of the current stadium or at a new site?
  19. I agree with what other people have kind of been touching on. The removal of the ship leaves an empty yellow band which feels like is incomplete/missing something. Have you tried it so that the outline is the same thickness all the way around the shield? Or as suggested with MUFC or 1878 for example. Personally, I like the ship. It makes it instantly recognisable as Manchester United to me, particularly in those colours, as well as the historic links to the cotton industry in Manchester (despite any negative connotations that brings). Maybe it's not as simplistic as you would like with the ship included, so I understand your thinking.
  20. Are we finally seeing the side effects of Klopp's high intensity style? Players burnt out from all that running?
  21. So here is Mercedes. I personally prefer the look of the circa 2010 cars that were all silver as opposed to the current ones with the black elements. I am a big fan of the prominent silver and teal combination brought by the partnership with Petronas though. As mentioned in the opening post, this concept combines what I think the cars will look like with some personal preferences. I have included the black on the front and rear wing end plates but removed the black patterns from the side of the fuel tank which I am not a fan of. Each concept will also be presented with a team polo and cap (template by @raysox). Imagine these as an idea of what the drivers could wear in their post quali/race interviews for example. C&C welcome.
  22. Merry February everyone. It''s almost that time when the F1 teams release their cars for the upcoming season. Just like in 2015 and 2016 I have made some F1 concepts to tie in with that, which I hope you will enjoy. This year will be slightly different though. I have already created a concept for each team based off a combination of what I think teams will look like - slightly modified to my taste. Once the actual cars have been released, I will modify my designs again based on them and also any C&C that has been given. There will also be some bonus concepts just for fun at the end - suggestions welcome. 2017 will be interesting because of some significant rule changes which affect the design and look of the cars. This has meant a slight change in the template I use. The .png is below for anybody to use. I have created my concepts using Inkscape from an .svg file. If you would like a copy of that .svg then PM me your email address. UPDATE: Basic "Shark Fin" added.
  23. I guess now we will find out whether Bernie was holding F1 back (as some suspect) or keeping it propped up. There's no doubting what he did for the sport. As you say though, he probably should have moved on a long time ago. What is encouraging for F1 fans is what Chase Carey has said (taken from BBC website): F1 is a "unique, iconic, global event that is a spectacle second to none" The sport has not grown in recent years as much as it needed to and Liberty could exploit new technologies to do that Liberty would protect historic races and sees Europe as the "foundation" of the sport It would expand, particularly with a view to new events in the US Liberty wanted to make much more of the promotion of F1 itself, its participants and individual events There will be a British Grand Prix despite speculation Silverstone could be dropped by 2019
  24. Yeah that's probably true for most countries. I was trying to be specific to the USA though which I believe already comfortably has the resources to host a 48 team World Cup tomorrow if it needed to. There are 22 MLS teams, 32 NFL teams and dozens of College campuses which have adequate training facilities - remember that not all teams have the budgets/requirements for a top class facility. There are easily 48 of these facilities with adequate hotels within comfortable travelling distance. Going back to what you just posted though, I do think that joint-bids will become more prevalent. They have worked in the past and there's no reason why they wouldn't work in the future. I guess it all comes down to who is the highest bidder really $$$. Euro 2020 is going to be held in 13 different countries. It will be interesting to see how that works out and if it is to remain a one-off special as originally intended.
  25. I don't think the increase in the number of teams will be as bad as I originally thought. Euro 2016 was generally quite exciting in the early stages with a lot of teams competing for the first time or first time in a generation. Granted, the latter stages were a bit of an anti-climax and the 'best' 3rd place teams going through wasn't ideal. What concerns me is the change in format. The current system pretty much guarantees you need to win a game to advance. This new system doesn't do that and could lead to some negative tactics. I'd also be interested to see how the seeding would work for the last 32 as I have some concerns about that too. It's pretty much standard practice that international teams operate from a single base during a tournament, travelling to each game when required. I don't think anything would need to change from that in your example.
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